Introduction to libgsf

The libgsf package contains libgsf-1 libraries. These are useful for providing an extensible input/output abstraction layer for structured file formats.

Package Information

libgsf Dependencies


GLib-2.10.3, libxml2-2.6.26, and XML::Parser-2.34


GConf-2.14.0 (required to build the gsf-office-thumbnailer program), GNOME Virtual File System-2.14.2 (required to build the library which provides GNOME-2 support), and GTK-Doc-1.6

Note: you need to build the library if you plan on building Gnumeric-1.6.3 with GNOME support.

User Notes:

Installation of libgsf

Install libgsf by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

Running make check will build a battery of test programs which are built using the just-created libgsf-1 library. All the programs should build successfully with no errors displayed.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--sysconfdir=/etc/gnome/2.14.3: Pass this parameter to the configure script if you have GNOME-2 installed so that the GConf schema files are installed in the correct location.

--enable-gtk-doc: Use this parameter if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to rebuild the API documentation.


Installed Program: gsf-office-thumbnailer (optional)
Installed Libraries: libgsf-1.{so,a} and optionally, libgsf-gnome-1.{so,a}
Installed Directories: /usr/include/libgsf-1 and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/gsf

Last updated on 2007-01-18 13:38:19 -0600